Answered By: Trustee Library Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016 Views: 15
This is a topic on which a lot of articles have been written, but on which there haven't been many books published. You may need to adjust your focus from thinking specifically about the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal. Try searching for information about the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, public schools, and cheating.
When doing a search for the Atlanta cheating scandal specifically, it may be best to use the Advanced Search feature. Type "Atlanta" in one box, and "cheating scandal" in another box. That seems to provide more relevance results.
Regarding books, however, I did not find many results whether in print or electronic format. I found two books out that may be helpful, but they are not in our collection. If you have enough time to order them via InterLibrary Loan (see form), we still may be able to provide you the material, however.
Waller, C., & Jones, L. B. (2015). Cheating but not cheated : A memoir of the Atlanta Public Schools' cheating scandal. Place of publication not identified: publisher not identified.
Beal, E. M. (2012). Underlying factors related to the atlanta cheating scandal: An autoethnographic account (Order No. 3588506). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I. (1427936340). Retrieved from https://ezproxy.brenau.edu:2040/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.brenau.edu/docview/1427936340?accountid=9708
Here are a few electronic books which aren't specifically about the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal, but which address the issue of assessment, standardized testing, and cheating. Make sure you look at the tables of contents of books to make sure they don't address your issue before dismissing one on the basis of its title alone. For example here are chapters in a couple of books you may find useful:
Dolezalek, H., & Sayre, R. l. (2009). Standardized Testing in Schools. Edina, Minn: Abdo Publishing.
Murdock, T. B., & Anderman, E. M. (2007). Psychology of Academic Cheating. Amsterdam: Academic Press.
Finally, you may want to take a look at the results of the special investigation done by the governor's office in 2011. It's around 800 pages long, and can be found on the Internet Archive.
Special Investigation Into Test Tampering in Atlanta’s School System. (2011)